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Body Farm Coming to Wisconsin

By on March 31, 2014

With our rich history of grave robbing, necrophilia and other desecration of the dead, is Wisconsin really a good place for a body farm?
Photo of a cadaver in the body farm by Sally Mann

The Fox Valley Technical College will be setting up their body farm in Greenville, WI, south of the “clandestine grave site” area where forensic scientists and police will learn to find buried remains using animal carcasses and cadavers.

Modeled after the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, the body farm will be used to study how subzero temperatures mummify body tissue, whether insects inside a chest cavity can tolerate freezing and whether scavengers like coyotes and foxes lose interest in a frozen body. It will primarily consist of grassland, but bodies may be placed in sheds, cars or swimming pools to analyze how the variables affect decomposition. Suicide scenarios may also be replicated for study.

A 15-foot tall guarded fence will be used to keep potential Wisconsin necrophiliacs out.

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Charlie Hintz

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  1. TJ Jones

    December 2, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I’m glad and want to donate myself if it’s free. People need an open mind without body farms there would be limited info on time of death for murder victims. Plus in some areas ground water is getting polluted with the chemicals that stop the rotting process for several days. I hunt animals and if I die and get eaten it’s full circle. Helping advance science….saving 6K-8K on funeral and a plot. Win win. If I’m dead and natural causes let the citters eat me.

  2. lagena

    June 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

    ya thats real smart! :(

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